Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has commiserated with the government, the people of Kano state and the entire Emirates Council over the loss of their two illustrious sons, renowned urologist, Dr. Ibrahim Datti Ahmed, President- General, Supreme Council for Shariah in Nigeria and Alhaji Othman Bashir Tofa, a former Presidential candidate.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Onugwu Muhammed, Governor Bello described the loss of the two elder statesmen as a great loss not only to Kano state but Nigeria in general.
“Dr Datti Ahmed, was a refined gentleman with unquantifiable contributions to the development of education and the Shariah knowledge as a guidance to the Muslim faithful”.
“He will be missed for his wise counselling and his vast knowledge on moral lessons needed for our future generations” he said.
Similarly, Governor Bello expressed shock over the death of a former presidential candidate of the National Republican Convention (NRC) in the 1993 election, Alhaji Bashir Tofa saying his death has no doubt created a vacuum in Nigeria’s political space.
“He was a gentleman politician who believed in service delivery and developmental democracy” Governor Bello said.
He prayed to God to grant their souls eternal rest in Aljannatur firdausi.
The governor also prayed to God to grant their families, the government and people of Kano state and the entire Emirates Council the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.